George Harrison guitar sells for over £390,000 at auction

The Rickenbacker 425 was sold at a music memorabilia auction in New York

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A guitar previously owned and played by The Beatles' George Harrison has sold for £390,653 at auction.

The black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 was bought in Mount Vernon, Illinois in 1963 and was used by the guitarist during performances that same year on shows Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars. It was also played in the studio during the sessions which resulted in the records of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' and 'This Boy' in October 1963. Harrison passed away in 2001 at the age of 58.

The guitar was sold by Julien's Auctions in New York on May 17, reports Reuters. The auction also saw the sale of a placard covered in doodles and signed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from their "bed-in" protest, which sold for £111,190, and a Hofner bass rented by Paul McCartney, which sold for £74,325.

The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night is to be re-released in cinemas and on DVD. The 1964 film, which follows a day in the life of the band as Beatlemania is in full swing, has been fully restored and will be in cinemas and available to download on July 4. A limited edition DVD and Blu-ray release will follow on July 21. Directed by Richard Lester and written by Alun Owen, the film also starred Anna Quayle, Bob Godfrey, Robin Ray, Lionel Blair and Patti Boyd.

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